I very much enjoyed the atmostphere...the varied food choices for both appetizers...side orders and the main meal...my hostess made excellent recommendations and was very attentive the entire time.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great setting; food okay
Enjoyed the setting, server, location and the view of the city at this hip/vegan restaurant. My dishes tasted great but had indigestion from the very heavy fries. The Zucchini pasta did not thrill my wife; she said the "meatballs" were not that tasty. I really wanted to love a new place and meatless menu, but this didn't do it for me.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Karyn's is amazing! The food was soooo good. We had the arugala flat bread, quinoa hushpuppies, portabella steak, and the crab sliders. Everything was fresh and delicious. The location is right outside of downtown yet away from all of the noise. It was very pretty and clean inside and the staff was very friendly.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant, and also vega
This is the restaurant for meat eaters who would never imagine they would like vegan menus. Karyn and her team create amazing food with a mix of textures and flavors that will make even the most die hard carnivore not notice not miss the meat. Add to that an amazing cocktail list and a talented bar staff to create them and you have a great restaurant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been many times and continue
I've been many times and continue to love it. The kale salad was outstanding, as was the quinoa salad.........and everything else was also delicious!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Vegetarian meal
If you are looking for a restaurant to have a healthy meal or vegetarian with the best of presentation on dishes, an exquisite array of flavours and variety of dishes with a very kind and friendly service this is the best spot in Chicago.
I had the burger and my husband the spaghetti and try we're amazing. But we need to come back because the plates that where arriving to the other tables looked amazing!
Try the coconut water and all their special drinks.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly delicious vegan fare!
My father has been a vegan for over ten years now. He lives near San Francisco and though you would think that he could find great vegan food where he is, Karyn's on Green is without a doubt one of his favorite restaurants. Every time we come we find something new and delicious to accompany some of our favorites. The service is great to boot!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Passed the Meat Eater's Test
We went on a Friday night at 6PM, and there were only a few tables with people. Both myself and my *lady* aren't vegetarians, but we keep an open mind, and one of the selling points of Karyn's is the food that's both named and presented to be similar to that of meat dishes.
We ordered the butternut squash soup & mushroom risotto for starters. Then got the portobello mushrooms with root veggies & the "chicken" (faux - veggie style) fajitas for main dishes, and caramelized brussel sprouts as a side. Everything was delicious :)
Service was terrific with a kind and confident Kyle as our waiter who explained the restaurant's concept, menu, and at times the special ingredients that we quizzed him. We'll happily go back again, Thanks.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegetarian In Chicago
Awesome dinner at Karyn's on Saturday night. Staff was very nice, food was delicious. The only issue we had was the wait for our reservation. They did make it up to us by buying us a round of drinks. I would recommend Karyn's to Vegetarians and Carnivores alike.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kyle is great!
Kyle waited on us, again and we love him! The arugula flatbread with carmelized oinions and gold potatoes had a good flavor. Unfortunately, whatever onions they used were smothered under the potatoes and their flavor wasn't as prevelant as I would have preferred.
I ordered the carmelized brussels sprouts (I guess I like caramelized!), but these were way too full of oil and sadly burnt.
My husband had the portobello steak, 2 huge portobellos, and loved it. We took home a doggy bag. Wine was great, and Kyle is a consummate professional, very friendly and knowledgeable. He's a gem.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for non-vegans too!
We took our vegan son here for brunch, everyone's food was delicious, and my husband said it was the best sandwich we had ever had in his life, period. The room is beautiful with a relaxing waterfall. We will definitely be back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Meat Eaters
My husband and I are meat eaters, so we didn't know what to expect. This place is spectacular. The flavors were really well developed. It is a marvel that people are able to do these kind of dishes without animal products. I'm looking forward to Lent this year!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The vegan options are amazing!! There is something for everyone (even non-vegans). The service was great and it is a classy environment with decent prices.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Karyn's on green is hands down one of the most incredible vegan restaurant we've experienced with the classiest ambiance. Highly recommended to all and especially those that haven't tried plant based foods - this restaurant will revolutionize their preconceived ideas in a profound way....thank you Karyn for your true talent! :)
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great work dinner
We very much enjoyed our meal at Karyn's. We had a group of seven and the table was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious. I only wish I could have convinced everyone to stay for dessert.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A genuine vegetarian restaurant..
Being born vegetarian, I wanted to take my friends out to some good veg. restaurant in Chicago and didn't had a clue that there would be 100% veg. restaurant in Chicago.. I found the restaurant thru Google and decide to try it out. From outside it looks great but the location is bad so if you don't know this place, then you will surely miss it. The interior and the ambience of place is really wonderful specially with the Buddha Statues, unique chandeliers, inscriptions on wall, and good open space. The food is great but not excellent. It is more like Veg. food for people who are trying to be vegetarian. I enjoyed it specially due to our server who was really amazing. She was hilarious and funny and helped a lot. Definitely try it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why is no one there?
Met a friend for dinner and drinks on a weeknight. Most notable was how EMPTY the place was. Our server was very good, explained the concept and offered great suggestions for sharing menu items. Hope the lack of a crowd was just an off night and that it will be there the next time we are seeking a vegan/veg option in the city.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty Healty Food
I very good selection of raw, vegan, diary free, gluten free options. Worked out well for us 3 to share a variety of plates
This was our 4th time at Karyn's on the Green and will not be our last. Only recommendation might be a bit friendlier staff on a Saturday afternoon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan and Raw Food
What a treat! An extraordinary menu that offered me the raw food that I wanted to try, but that also offered a vegan selection that satisfied my three meat-eating relatives. The sunflower hummus with the flaxseed crakers was gobbled up by all of us, and my husbands steak fries with two sauces went immediately. You must try the quinoa hush puppies with a sauce for which I bought the book, that's how good it was. This restaurant was worth the flight all the way from Georgia, and I'm coming back soon to eat there again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food every time
Loved it. They even brought us champagne because it was our wedding anniversary. They inspire our vegan cooking.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I expected it to be really crowded for lunch but only a few tables were occupied - More for us! Anyways, the service was good and the food was outstanding. I am a newly converted Vegan and really enjoyed my Buffalo Chicken wrap and Black Bean soup. I expected some Vegan world facsimile of chicken but I could not tell the difference in taste, texture or appearance. What a surprise!!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice date night in Chicago
My husband and I were in Chicago for one night and were excited to try Karyn's on Green. During previous trips to the city, we ate at Karyn's Cooked and loved it. Karyn's on Green was excellent as well. Our food was fantastic - my husband thought the Barbeque Seitan was terrific and I loved the Roasted Portabello and root vegetables. The Chef's special pizza made a great app to share. Our only issue was that we were flying home the next day and didn't have a great place to store leftovers. My husband made sure to take and eat his for breakfast anyway.
Kyle, our server, gave us a great wine recommendation. All of the staff provided attentive and informative service. Thanks Karyn's on Green for a fantastic night out in Chicago!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Time Great Food
We had a party of five and everyone enjoyed there food. We shared three appetizers - all great - and then main courses. Great time, great food.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved everything we ordered. Creative drinks, super appetizers, and great entrees. Excellent service too. I think the hush puppies with the coconut curry aioli were our favorites, but everything was excellent.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stumbled upon an online review of Karyn's and thought we'd give it a shot. We were so impressed - a delicious meal, fantastic service. No complaints at all. Now we just want Karyn to bring her inventive, delectable vegetarian fare to Toronto!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're Vegan and in Chicago, you must come here. If you're not vegan and in Chicago, you still must come here. The service is top notch and the food and atmosphere is on par with it. Kudos to Karyn's for getting it right.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience!
Such delicious and different food...it's a great restaurant for everyone (even if you eat meat)! I absoultely loved everything we ordered (Veggie Burger, Butternut soup, Brussel Sprouts, Hush Puppies, Caesar Salad and drinks) and it's always such a great experience. Service was very good and I love the music that you play in the restaurant. Keep up the great work!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
No meat here
Went here for dinner Saturday night. Had the North Star cocktail, very refreshing. Ordered crab sliders and Caesar salad for apps. Sliders were tasty, but I'm not a huge bread person so prefered to eat it as a crab cake instead. Salad was tasty and as I would have expected. For entree I had portobello and my friend had spaghetti. Portobello was cooked nicely w an accompanying hash and sweetish sauce. Pasta was split onto 2 plates, one w tomato sauce and one w pesto, per my friend's request. Tomato sauce was inch better. I found the pesto a bit grainy. Would have stayed for desert but had to catch a show.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful restaurant
Absolutely wonderful restaurant and it's vegan, too! Butternut squash soup, "crab" cakes, and Brussels sprouts were phenomenal. We can't wait to go back on our next trip to Chicago. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Vegan Meal I've Ever Had!
We live in a small town a couple hours from Karyn's and were recommended the place while staying in Chicago. This was easily the best vegan meal I've ever had. The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic date night, and the wine selection was great. The waitress was incredibly helpful as well being that it was our first time there. We will definitely be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my birthday dinner here. I am the only vegan in my family and their menu gave lots of great options regardless of diet. Everyone loved the arugula and potato pizza we shared an appetizer.-pizza dough was thin, fluffy and light and the caramelized onion and balsamic sauce packed a lot of flavor. I had the crab cakes entree, which was also very tasty but I could only eat one crab cake because I wanted to save room for dessert. Creme brulee was delicious! Inventive cocktail menu and relaxing dining area. I will definitely be returning soon.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding vegan food
Went to Karyn's for an anniversary dinner and was quite pleased that it lived up to the online reviews that I had read.
The place is lovely, the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Come hungry, as it is also fairly filling.
I had the "crab" cakes, which were nice, but my husband raved about the "chicken" legs. Side order of quinoa hush puppies was out of this world. But our favorite had to be the fruity, herby "mocktails" Very refreshing!
I highly recommend this place to vegans (and non-vegans) looking for upper-scale food that's still moderately priced.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for upscale vegan....l
Great choice for upscale vegan....like the new smaller plates menu!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan or not: this place is superb
Sampled a bit of everything: appetizers, soups, sides (quinoa hush puppies - wow!), entrees, drinks/wine. Stellar throughout. For those who like interesting drinks but prefer the non-alcoholic route, check out their "mocktails." Ambiance is fantastic. White, simple theme throughout is a perfect match for a specialty spot in the West Loop such as this.
Only downside, and I'm reaching, is the height of the chairs/tables. At 6'0', I become rather uncomfortable an hour in as my legs couldn't rest naturally. Looked around at other males and noticed I wasn't alone. Maybe the booths are a bit better?
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just for Vegans.
Karyn's was great. It was my first visit there and the staff was so friendly and helpful. They answered all our questions on the food and gave some great suggestions. The bread and butter they brought to start was so good. We had the "chorizo" sliders as appetizers and they were amazing. I loved the crunchy portobello bacon slice and the amazing sauce with it. For dinner I had the risotto off of their seasonal menu and it was delicious. We shared the creme brulee for dessert and it was amazing! I would recommend this place to my vegan and non-vegan friends!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Works great for non-vegans
Very friendly crew, everybody in the group (we were 5, some of them distinctly non-vegetarians/vegans) very much enjoyed both the relaxing ambiance and the food. Chicken legs and portobello mushrooms are highly recommended - chicken legs looked very much like the real thing, and they were good ! Not very crowded when we were there on a Thursday night which we enjoyed.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't Miss It!
We are big fans of Vedge in Philly and found the food and service at Karyn's on Green to be absolutely fantastic! The service was prompt and they were extremely friendly. Very good craft cocktails as well. Go!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food yummy drinks
Food was well made and seasoned. I'm not vegetarian or vegan and found food flavorful. Waitress was very helpful and suggestions were on point. Bartender was willing to make non alcoholic drinks with alcohol based on her recommendations. I appreciated that since some of the choices on non alcoholic menu appealed to me more.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although we're vegetarians
Although we're vegetarians and thus attracted to Karyn's, it's hard to see how anyone, including hard-core carnivores, would not find something they'd enjoy. Our principal caveat was the wine list, which is important to us, and is a bit on the minimalist side.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to this restuarant with my boyfriend on a Saturday night. Restaurant was busy, but we were seated right away. We had the "chicken" wings as an appetizer, and to my surprise, they tasted just like chicken fingers! For entrees we had the crab cakes and the portobella mushroom. Both entrees were very good. The portions looked small, but we were full by the end of the meal, plus the prices were very reasonable ($12 per entree). My boyfriend and I are new vegans, and enjoyed this restaurant very much. The thing I liked the most was the ambiance. It was very classy, I expected an all vegan restaurant to be kind of "hippy", and this one was not. I would return and would not hesitate to bring along nonvegan friends.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
va va va vegan!
Birthday lunch with friend. AWESOME! Fresh, delicious. Carmelized Brussels sprouts... yum! Waiter's suggested buffalo chicken wrap was dreamy as was friend's BBQ seitan and collard greens sandwich. All vegan! and lunch was way more affordable than I expected. We left full and with leftovers. Want to try cocktails and mocktails next time... and weekend brunch! Notably great service, loved the tracks by vegan musicians, and gorgeous ambience (bright, green and Zen vibe) and attention to décor details. A must-go!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vegan food at its best!
Really great gourmet vegan food - simply done, beautifully presented, and delicious! We were a group of 6 and everyone was happy with their very varied choices: mock chic legs w/sweet potatoes, BBQ seitan, green curry, crab cakes, portabello plate, and fettuccine! And then there were desserts! It is a great place for a three hour culinary feast! (Since it wasn't overly busy :)
Don't need to go because you're vegan; go because you enjoy great food!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite local vegan restaurant
Never any issues with service and food. Will keep coming back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful meal for the vegetarian and carnivore alike. The raw key lime pie is a must. I can't wait to go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lot is changing subtly at Karyn's. Portion sizes are smaller significantly, more normal veg foods are appearing (aloo gobi! ratatouille!), the food is less experimental than at the beginning, less artistic too, The bar is also less astonishing, but still: people liked their food (I brought foreign vegans) and the classic foods (vegan cheese, chicken and crab dishes) are still great. I miss the creativity of the first few years though.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who knew it was Vegan?
Actually, we all did. We took our daughter and her husband (who introduced us to Vegan dining) to Karyn's for her 30th Birthday, and the experience was wonderful. A great bar and cocktails, great wine list, excellent food, and really, really good coffee. Although we went there for the upscale Vegan experience, I would recommend Karyn's to anyone looking for an outstanding meal in a very cool atmosphere, with great service. We really never caught ourselves thinking "Wow, this is great for Vegan", just "Wow, this is really great".
We'll definitely make a return trip.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vegetarian well prepared. Great dining experience!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had never had a vegan dinner
I had never had a vegan dinner experience, so when my vegetarian friend asked me to go to dinner I thought of this place...and I'm so glad I did! Everything was delicious...I especially loved the green curry and the carmelized brussel sprouts. The wait staff was wonderful too. Highly recommend it!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The raw/vegan dessert buffet blows My mind every time...
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Vegan restaurant experience.
First Vegan restaurant experience. A great restaurant, could hardly even tell it was vegan! Food was fantastic, service was great and super friendly. Ordered the chorizo sliders as a starter and chicken legs for dinner. Both were delicious
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM